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Hi I'm John

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family! I am married to my best friend and have five awesome kids. I find myself spending all my free time with my family. Our favorite thing to do is to go on RV trips and laugh about funny things each of us have done over the past years.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up catholic and went to catholic school. It is here that I learned about Christ and his role as savior. As I grew older there always seemed to be something missing in my life. While I was enjoying hanging out with my friends and doing things that were more in tune with my own selfishness it was often hard to see that the "something missing" in my life was a better understanding of why I was on earth and what plan the Lord had for me. That may sound corny and at times I tried many different things to try and increase my happiness, all of which were temporary and ultimately everything let back to Christ. With that in mind I started attending numerous churches. While I enjoyed going to all of them, I felt that many of them were still just trying to appeal to my selfishness (i.e. playing rock music at church). While that aspect is attractive, it was not what my soul was in search of and thankfully I was being prompted to find something more appealing to the spiritual side of my life. I knew nothing about the LDS (mormon) church and decided to try it out as well. I felt quite different attending church at a LDS chapel and not only felt the love of the savior for me, but also the love that the members of this church had for each other and the savior. This was what I had been looking for! Becoming a Mormon has changed not only my life, but the lives of my family for eternity. I wish all of my friends could feel the joy that I experience everyday. Life can't get better than this!

How I live my faith

All Mormons receive callings (something to do to help the the Lord, his church and it's members). Currently I have the great opportunity to teach the Freshman in High School about the gospel. This all happens at 6:40AM each morning during the school year. What awesome kids! They get up so early to come sit with me at the chapel and discuss gospel principals and how we can incorporate them into our lives. I am convinced that I am the one that is benefiting the most from this calling! I spend 2-3 hours a day reading the scriptures and preparing my lesson (mainly because I am not as smart as these youngsters!). The scriptures are incredible! Once you start reading it's almost impossible to put them down. The hard part is to just start reading. Give it a try!

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

John
I am frequently asked, "Are Mormons Christians"? Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1995-2008), said: “We are Christians in a very real sense and that is coming to be more and more widely recognized. Once upon a time people everywhere said we are not Christians. They have come to recognize that we are, and that we have a very vital and dynamic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We, of course, accept Jesus Christ as our Leader, our King, our Savior...the dominant figure in the history of the world, the only perfect Man who ever walked the earth, the living Son of the living God. He is our Savior and our Redeemer through whose atoning sacrifice has come the opportunity of eternal life. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pray and worship in the name of Jesus Christ. He is the center of our faith and the head of our Church. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and witnesses of His divinity, His life, and His Atonement. Show more Show less